Man faces fine for calling police officers ‘smurfs’

BERLIN — An Austrian man faces a $197 fine for describing police officers as “smurfs” in a warning about speed checks posted on Facebook. The Austria Press Agency reported Tuesday that authorities in Tyrol province imposed the fine on the man, whose name wasn’t released, for violating “public decency” by “defaming two police officers.” The…

BERLIN — An Austrian man faces a $197 fine for describing police officers as “smurfs” in a warning about speed checks posted on Facebook. The Austria Press Agency reported Tuesday that authorities in Tyrol province imposed the fine on the man, whose name wasn’t released, for violating “public decency” by “defaming two police officers.” The...

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